The Abilene Paradox
Avoiding Group Dynamics that Lead to Bad Decisions
26 min | by CRM Learning, LP
This long-time bestselling program keeps teams from heading in the wrong direction. It shows group leaders and managers how to avoid "false consensus" and cultivate an environment where employees feel comfortable sharing their true opinion.
Has fear lead you to say "yes" to a proposed group endeavor when "no" was your true response? People will often "go along to get along" if they have any doubt at all about what will happen if they present opposition. It's a common dilemma and the reason many organizational efforts fail. This video program depicts individuals who support plans they really don't believe in -- leading groups to meaningless, costly outcomes.
The Abilene Paradox, 2nd Edition is based on an entertaining parable from management expert Dr. Jerry B. Harvey. His story of a family trip to Abilene, Texas offers a timeless lesson on group decision-making. Leaders must create an enivironment where people are free to disagree and are encouraged to voice their true opinions. And team members must be willing to be honest when given the opportunity to do so.
This long-time bestselling program has helped thousands of organizations increase profits and productivity by enabling teams to make better decisions. Participants get tips on how to skip the trip when they sense their group is "going to Abilene."
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